The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)
The Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by the Government of Japan, to promote Africa’s development, peace and security, through the strengthening of relations in multilateral cooperation and partnership, particularly with the country.
The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The Office of the Special Advider on Africa (OSAA) is currently working closely with all the other co-organizers and the Government of Kenya towards a successful organization of the summit. TICAD-VI will be a milestone of the TICAD process, since it will be the first-ever TICAD Summit to be held in the African continent in its over 20 years of history.
Hosting TICAD-VI in Africa clearly demonstrates growing African ownership in the TICAD process and has been attracting much attention from African states and all TICAD partners, such as the international organizations, including the United Nations System and regional organizations, such as the African Regional Economic Communities and the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency, as well as civil society and the private sector.
TICAD-VI will also take place at an opportune moment, as the year 2016 is the first year of the implementations of the global and regional development agendas, namely the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 and its First Ten-Year Implementation Plan. Being fully in line with these development agendas, TICAD-VI plan to discuss some thematic issues that Africa has been facing since the last TICAD-V in Yokohama, Japan in 2013, which include: industrialization, health, and social stability, among other things.
Furthermore, taking into consideration of the growing role that the private sector plays in promoting socioeconomic development, TICAD-VI plans to feature the private sector from Africa and Japan.
Various side events such as seminars, symposiums, exhibitions and business forum have been scheduled to run immediately before and during the TICAD-VI Summit.
UNIDO is co-organizing two side events including:
- “Enhancing Africa’s Transformation Agenda through Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID): Fostering private and public sector partnership for accelerated industrial development’’ co-organized by AFR and UR Kenya - with the African Union and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.
- “Industrialization in Africa: The roles of Productivity, Human Resources, Technology and Investment Promotion” co-organized by ITPO Tokyo with METI, NEDO, HIDA, JPC.